Verboticism: Blovomatic

'Wow, that kid sure can eat...'

DEFINITION: n., A "talent" for which an individual takes a great deal of personal pride, even though it is just a common, mundane skill that almost everyone can do. v., To take pride in a special talent which in fact is not special at all.

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Savanteur

Created by: loxhobabl

Pronunciation: sa-van-chur

Sentence: The fellow is a savanteur gift-wrapper.

Etymology: savant + amateur

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Foolent

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: foo lent

Sentence: Everyone knew Bob was proclaiming another foolent when he challenged anyone in the room to breathe better than him.

Etymology: fool/ish (stupid, dumb) + talent (something one can do better than others)

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Blovomatic

Created by: HerOralHighness

Pronunciation: bloh-voh-matic

Sentence: Rowland was blovomatic about his spud-munching abilities, to say the least.

Etymology: bloviate (To discourse at length in a pompous or boastful manner) and Automatic ( Acting or done without volition or conscious control; involuntary)

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Haccolade

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: hak-uh-LEYD

Sentence: As young, tritumphant Robert plowed through a plethora of pasta, his proud parents haccoladed heartily their fill-belly fillistine.

Etymology: Blend of HACK: one who does routine, dull, trite work etc & ACCOCOLADE v.tr - to praise, to honour. TRITUMPHANT (trite & triumphant) FILLISTINE (fill-up & Philistine).

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COMMENTS:

Hacks right up there! I really like it! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-25: 11:45:00

how hilarious - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-25: 12:16:00

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Chompitence

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: chomp/i/tense

Sentence: Chris' chompitence was to chew food in perfect time to the music being played in the restaurant.

Etymology: chomp + competence

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COMMENTS:

Excellent - TJayzz, 2008-11-18: 07:49:00

Very good - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-19: 16:44:00

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Spannerism

Created by: Dougalistic

Pronunciation: Span-ner-is-ummm

Sentence: "Gareth, everyone can just pick up a pencil and chuck it across a room, that is not 'unique' or clever at all. Your a tool, in fact that spannerism you just did proves my point. You buffoon.

Etymology: Spanner - Has 2 meanings. Main name refers to a tool mechanics use that is big and heavy. Can also be used as a derogative term to describe a stupid or retarded person. If you add ism to the end you are stating it is a condition or illness.

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COMMENTS:

I think it has three meanings! Brings to mind a limerick about a young "lady". Interesting word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-25: 15:45:00

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Perfiction

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: per fik shun

Sentence: Persimmon tartly touted her computer skills even though she couldn't tell you the difference between an icon and an image, or hardware from software. Quite often, her coworkers burst into smogrins (smiles smothering grins and chuckles) over her computer perfictions!

Etymology: An interplay to combine perfection with fiction! What one does when they try to pretend to perfection, but do not succeed in such fiction.

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COMMENTS:

Great word - TJayzz, 2008-11-19: 07:49:00

metrohumanx Perfiction IS perfection! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-19: 20:24:00

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Exaggerflaunt

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ecks-ADJ-er-flont

Sentence: Dexter is actually a very bland, nondescript sort, and lacking perception skills he will repeatedly exaggerflaunt his minimal capabilities in an effort to promote his own self worth.

Etymology: Blend of 'exaggerate' (to magnify beyond the limits of truth; overstate; represent disproportionately) and 'flaunt' (to parade or display oneself conspicuously, defiantly, or boldly)

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metrohumanx Coldly accurate and funny! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-19: 20:12:00

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Toolfoolery

Created by: bananabender

Pronunciation: tool-foo-luh-ree

Sentence: When Dirk returned from his handyhelp expedition at their elderly neighbour's house beating his chest about changing a light bulb for them, Marla raced for one of her sedatives so she could calmly endure his latest bout of toolfoolery.

Etymology: TOMFOOLERY: something trivial or foolish. TOOL: any instrument of manual operation.

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Insignifinesse

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /in-sig-ni'-fi-ness/

Sentence: Shouts of "Watch this, Mom! Watch what I can do!" could be heard repeated for hours on end at the community swimming pool, as little Jerome practiced swimming underwater, although all he was really doing was putting his head under the water for a few seconds and wiggling convulsively. His mother, of course, saw this insignifinesse as the makings of a future Olypian.

Etymology: insignificance - lacking importance or consequence (from Latin, in- "non" signific─üre "signal") + finesse - skill in handling a difficult task; an artful maneuver (from Old French, fin "subtle, delicate")

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Great word! - Mustang, 2008-01-25: 16:58:00

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